MD Kerr

Bookshops

Hay-on-Wye is a village in Wales, famous for its dozens of secondhand bookshops - a paradise! One visit, I set about photographing every bookshop I could. Because the streets are so narrow, it's impossible to get the whole of each bookshop in shot - so I photographed each part and lovingly assembled them in Photoshop. It's impossible to describe just how many books are in Hay - Richard Booth is crammed over three huge floors; the castle has them heaped in every room and even standing outside, exposed to the wind and snows; every shop is a trove - treasured books, neglected books, orderly labelled alphabetical wooden shelves and wonky higgledypiggledy tumbling down shelves... So of course I had to photograph the books as well. (Click on any photo to enlarge it.)

Bookshelves in the snow at Hay-on-Wye Castle Bookshelves at Richard Booth's bookshop, Hay-on-Wye Closeup of neglected books at Hay-on-Wye castle Shelves and shelves of books in Hay-on-Wye Skew bookshelves in the snow at Hay-on-Wye Castle Addyman Books Addyman Annexe Backfold Books The Book Centre Bookends Boz Books Greenaways Books Hay2Go Books The Hay Book Company Hay Castle Hay on Wye Booksellers Murder and Mayhem Outcast Books Oxford House of Books Pembertons Richard Booth Roses Bookshop The Sensible Bookshop The Bookshop
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